What is TCO Certification?

TCO Certified is the world-leading sustainability certification for IT products. The comprehensive criteria are designed to drive social and environmental responsibility throughout the product life cycle. Covering 11 product categories including computers, mobile devices, display products, and data center products, compliance is independently verified, in both pre-and post-certification. TCO originated from Swedish, which means “The Swedish Confederation of The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees Professional Employees”. This organization provides health protection for Swedish white-collar workers working in numerous working environments, mainly to reduce the health hazards caused by various office equipment to personnel as much as possible. TCO Certified provides a complete and comprehensive solution with criteria that balance environmental and social responsibility, as well as independent verification of criteria compliance throughout the entire life cycle of the product.

Benefits of TCO Certification

Greater Energy Efficiency

Lower CO2 emissions

Longer service life

Customer complaints are reduced

Improved customer relations

Improvement in new product design

Certified TCO Certification Video

Who can be certified TCO Certification?

TCO Certified is available for the following products: displays, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, desktops, all-in-one PCs, projectors, headsets, and data center products: network equipment, data storage products and servers.






All-in-One PCs



Data Center Products


Document required for TCO Certification

  • System Manual
  • System Procedure
  • Policy
  • Objectives
  • Mission & Vision
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Checklist
  • Forms
  • Formats
  • Records

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

  • Organization’s size
  • Activities performed by the organization
  • Processes undertaken by the Organization
  • Products and services offered by the organization
  • The complexity of processes undertaken
  • Competence of persons involved

Role of Shamkris and Process of TCO Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Day 1

GAP Analysis, Certification Body, Selection, Cost Estimates

• Finding the GAP between existing system related to TCO requirements
• Selecting the appropriate certification Body
• Based on the scope of your business & certification Body you choose

Week 1

Developing Documents

• Management System Manual, Management System Procedures, Policy, Objectives, Forms etc.
• Review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Week 4

Implementing Management System

• TCO Awareness training for the top management and staff
• Implementing a well-documented management system throughout the organization

Week 8

Internal Audit

• Internal audits identifying nonconformities related to TCO requirements
• Management Review Meetings
• Corrective and Preventive Action plan for nonconformities

Week 10

Certification Body
N-C Closing

• Shamkris acts on your behalf and assists you in the third-party audit
• Closing of any nonconformities identified by the certification body

Week 12

Certification Body

• TCO certificates issued for 1 years

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

• Support of Yearly documentation for audit

TCO Certified is the world’s most comprehensive sustainability certification for IT products. Criteria in TCO Certified drive social and environmental sustainability throughout the IT product life cycle and compliance is independently verified, both pre and post certification.

TCO Certified is an international third party sustainability certification for IT products. TCO Certified ensures that the manufacture, use and recycling of IT products reflect environmental, social and economic responsibility. Every TCO Certified product model is verified by an accredited independent test laboratory.

Knowing the upfront cost of a purchase is easy; it’s the hidden costs that are hard to anticipate. A TCO analysis helps in understanding the indirect expenses, such as maintenance, support and license fee, that would add up during the lifecycle of the product.